Байкал значит свобода
It is very hard to relax when you live in a large and bustling city. In fact actually your body and soul have a rest only with nature where you can forget about problems and just enjoy what is happening. This is called "to be free" from all everyday routine and go hand in hand with nature. Just imagine, you, night, clear starry sky, Baikal, kilometers of ice, and nothing more. You are alone for tens of kilometers. No one will bother you, you will find a complete unity with nature, there will be a time to plunge into your thoughts, or just listen to the silence. Or maybe you're looking for new sensations, you want to test yourselves on the strength and to challenge the nature? Do you want to feel complete freedom from fear, difficulties and overcome the barriers? Be sure that after our tour your expectations will be true. Be sure that you will have stories to tell your friends and brag about it. You will become one of those who crossed Baikal on foot, and crossed it in the deepest place. Be sure that you will feel the taste of absolute freedom, because Baikal knows what is "to be free." Winter Baikal, the concept is not samely but beautiful. It is known that Baikal begins to freeze in January, and in late February - early March, the ice reaches its maximum thickness - about 1 meter. This short period is the safest time to organise tours on ice. The whole tour will take place with the participation of a professional guide - hikers. Overnight will be in specialized tents for extreme conditions. Meals will be organized according to e weather conditions.
Morning meeting at the airport / railway station with a nameplate “CASA” (Central Air Service Agency). Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Lunch in the restaurant at 13:00. Discussion of the program and equipment's check up. Free dinner. Your guide will advise you the best restaurant or cafe according your wishes and desires. Overnight in the hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to Khuzhir – central village in Olkhon island. Late lunch. Today you will have an excursion around Khuzhir village: Shaman Rock, one of the nine sacred place of Asia. Dinner. Overnight in the resort.
Khoboi — Ust-Barguzin
Breakfast. Transfer to Khoboy Cape where our foot expedition will begin.If you look at the map, you will see that you will cross Baikal in the widest part. The depth is about one and a half kilometers. Lunch on the way. During the expedition you will see clear ice, hummocks, ice caves and much more. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Khoboi — Ust-Barguzin
Breakfast. Continuation of trekking. Lunch on the way. Meeting with a driver in Barguzin Bay. Transfer to a guest house. Check-in. The rest after trekking need to be solid, so before a dinner you will have hot Russian banya. Dinner. Overnight in the guest house.
Breakfast. Free day. The guide will offer you several excursions. However, our company advises you to visit the hot springs. You can enjoy the open-air bath of thermal waters, among the white snow, absorb the heat of the Earth and breathe the purest air. Dinner. Overnight in the guest house.
Breakfast. Departure to Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia (268 km), east capital of Baikal. Arrival in the city at 13:00. Lunch in cafe of Buryat cuisine. Free time. Possibility to visit Ivilginski temple (Datsan), Ethnographic Museum of Baikal Peoples, Buryatia History Museum, Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha, or simply walk around the famous center of the city and see the giant Lenin’s head. Dinner is free. Overnight in the train (departure at 22.30).
Morning arrival in Irkutsk. Transfer to the airport or to the hotel. End of the program.